Taking the bullet train to Nagoya, you’ll then climb into a helicopter and be transported across Ise Bay to your hotel, the stunning Amanemu
. Set on a quiet hilltop in Ise-Shima National Park, you can enjoy the stunning views from your serene room, which has a wall of glass that leads out to private decking. Relax in the outdoor infinity pool or visit the 22,000sq ft spa to have your feet scrubbed in wasabi and crushed pearls and your body massaged with tangerine oils, a treatment inspired by the nearby shrines.
Located just under an hour from Amanemu, the Ise Jingu shrine is considered the most sacred shrine in Japan and believed to have been established over 2,000 years ago - we recommend taking the morning to visit the collection of 125 shrines, which are spread across 5,500 hectares of gorgeous, ancient forest.
You can follow the UNESCO-protected pilgrimage route of Kumano Kodo or visit the Nemu Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course overlooking Ago Bay, where you can practice your swing.
Ise-Shima is the homeland of Japan’s pearl industry and you’ll be taken on a romantic cruise of the nearby bays at sunset to hear about the century-old traditions of pearl collection, before being flown out via helicopter at the end of your three nights here.